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Elegant Elephant

Cairo Braga

this is a DIY experience aimed at providing non-cisgender-non-hetero artists space in and access to digital music distribution. we identify as the queer netlabel and we release mainly under Creative Commons licenses. we believe in community.

this was created in 2012 and is run by Cairo Braga from São Paulo, SP, Brazil. we were conceived as a platform for releasing Cairo Braga’s own projects but organically evolved into embracing and contributing with other artists, with a special focus on those who identify as queer and/or as women and are often sidelined by mainstream and underground labels alike.

ELEGANT ELEPHANT is interested in every genre of music a priori. if you are interested in ELEGANT ELEPHANT feel free to contact us.

we release digitally on The Internet ArchiveResonateiTunes/Apple MusiconeRPMBandcampSpotifyDeezerGoogle PlayAmazonNapster and Microsoft Groove. we distribute via Soundrop and oneRPM.

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On this release, probably the best of all our remixes: "Mania de Você" by Rita Lee, nicknamed "Água na Boca" (Mouthwatered), a work upon de subtleties of the original track to blossom its Disco rhythm. "For The Sake Of Love" by Claudja Barry, aka "Luv Luv Luv", made us break a sweat to achieve a 7min slow burner from a 3min original track. Track 3, the cover of "Lose Yourself to Dance" from Daft Punk made by Madblush, accompanied by our...
Topics: house, electronic, disco, Brazil, independent, São Paulo, queer, lgbt, gay, compilation, remaster,...
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Now reaping in what they have been sowing in the previous years, a selection of tracks that shows their work in the studio. Like how " Within You Without You" pays homage to break beats and acid sounds and "Losing My Religion" shows full control in a re-imagined pool side relaxing disco track. this release is part of Netlabel Day 2017, go to  netlabelday.com  to listen and download from more than 100 free digital music releases. [Elegant Elephant: EE027]...
Topics: electronic, house, duo, techno, anthology, Brazil, independent, netlabel day, São Paulo, queer,...
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by Various Artists
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For the Netlabel Day 2016 , Elegant Elephant has reunited its current roster of artists (two of them debuting on this release) for a free compilation of new and exclusive songs, celebrating our approaching 4th anniversary and independent music worldwide. The fantabulously beautiful artwork was made by the award-winning graphic designer Thello Caetano ( http://be.net/thellocaetano ). You can listen and download hundreds of free releases on the Netlabel Day website: http://www.netlabelday.com/...
Topics: netlabel day, alternative, indie, electronic, folk, techno, vogue house, house, dubstep, Brazil,...
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Nada definiria melhor essa coleção de faixas do que Early Years. As primeiras experimentações e os primeiros trabalhos do duo J4ck Sh4rk já mostram suas bases de música eletrônica desde o começo e já demonstram que seu som será sempre um tanto quanto eclético.  arte de (?) Viana - http://facebook.com/pontovianna/ [Elegant Elephant: EE015]  elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/pt/ee015   ---  Nothing could better define this collection of tracks than "Early Years". The first...
Topics: Brazil, electronic, house, techno, duo, queer, gay, couple, legacy, alternative, independent, remix
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The inhabitants of Prelado, a fishers’ village on the southern seashore region of São Paulo, tell their stories while preparing to the Folia de Reis’s ball. Each story, be it real or fantastic, can be true: huge apes that live in the forest, ghosts in the graveyard or a ball of fire that appears on the sky each seven years. The film is financed by the Santos City Hall via the Cultural Support Program, 2012. facebook.com/preladofilme -release page-
Topics: documentary, film, soundtrack, ambient, electronica, retro
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by Nurgul Jones & The School Shooter Society
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A mixtape amid the transgressive realm of music. "Love to Sin, Hate to Work" moves further into the realm of dark trap and witch house, taking heavy influence from early 90s Memphis Rap, Club music, Goth culture, and the Order of the Nine Angels. Tweaked, slowed down, heavy, and with almost sludge like bass sections and heavy 808s the attempt is to recreate bleak and despotic feelings.  The greatest influence on this album is a single scene from the movie "Blade". Said...
Topics: electronic, music, hip hop, rap, darkwave, vamp, dubstep, indie, collab, Canada, South Korea, witch...
Elegant Elephant
by The Machine
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The album "Black and White" was created at a little garden house studio in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. All synths were programmed on a computer for a hundred bucks. The Machine made everything in pre-production on this album by himself (except for the song "Reborn in Rain" where Martin Havlik played electric guitar as a guest). All mixing and production was made by Jiří "Byzon" Zahradníček, an underground rapper. [Elegant Elephant: EE013]...
Topics: indie, alternative, independent, electronic, netlabel, electro, darkwave, Czech Republic, dark, rock
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by Phillip Gross
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Scratchy leads and jumping bass whisk to unusual, haunting music. Sounds like Super Mario with hipster beard and nine extra lives in Berlin-Neukölln. Preferred noisemakers are synthesizers and a handful of dollars. [Elegant Elephant: EE012] http://elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/en/ee012 --- Melodias afiadas e baixos pulsantes ricocheteiam para uma música incomum e marcante. Soa como Super Mario com uma barba hipster e nove vidas extras em Berlin-Neukölln. Os fazedores de barulho preferidos...
Topics: electronic, music, synthpop, instrumental, germany, spain, netlabel, indie, alternative
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by Cairo Braga
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"I've been listening to this song for a long time, thanks to a compilation my mom owns in CD, and it has always fascinated me for expressing so well feelings of isolation, longing and bewilderment, although with some kind of hope. Whenever I find myself surrounded by those feelings, it always comes to my mind. This time it came to my voice, by choice and by necessity."  Cairo Braga, musician "The city is an entanglement of grayscale. The colourful boy is no more than a dimmed...
Topics: music, electronic, jazz, alternative, cover, brazil, indie, netlabel
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by N3rgul
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My final release from  N3rgul  in 2016, till a brief hiatus, and a mixture of downtempo beats, dubstep, glitch music, some experimental songs, some shitty songs with no rhythm or melody whatsoever, and above all else, some drum and bass and various clips from pop media sources and vocal interviews. Consider it pure chaos, and a sampling of the internet itself in a melodic attempt at musical intrigue. written, produced, mixed and mastered by Nickk Dropkick. [Elegant Elephant: EE011]...
Topics: electronic, chaos, experimental, glitch, dnb, drum'n'bass, elegant elephant, sample-based
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There was a boy who wanted to share his mind with the world. Music became his language and tool as he grew up. He’s still learning and evolving but he wants to show everybody that, despite the technical naivety, there is something truly good and valid in the sounds he created during those years he lived in BeachTown. all tracks written and produced by Cairo Braga in Mongaguá, 2005-2007; except track 6: written by Jon and Vangelis; track 7: ripped off from "Politik" by Coldplay....
Topics: electronic, indie, experimental, netlabels, brasil, brazil
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by Cairo Braga
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photography by Heidy Werthmüller in Mongaguá, 2012. track 1 produced in Mongaguá, São Carlos, Itapecerica da Serra and São Paulo, 2007-2013; track 2 produced in Mongaguá and São Paulo, 2006-2013; track 3 produced in Mongaguá, 2007; track 4: remix produced by J4ck Sh4rk in São Paulo; track 5: remix produced by Reynaldo Klawa in Bragança Paulista; track 6: remix produced by Felipe Wanzeler in Belém do Pará; all remixes produced in 2013. all tracks written by Cairo Braga; except track...
Topics: music, indie, rock, synthpop, alternative, electronic, indie, rock, brazil, electronica, alternative
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" Anthology '10: Learning To House " representa o primeiro movimento a se encontrar em um lugar próximo. Demoraria ainda mais um tempo até saber e ter certeza do que estava sendo procurado. Mas já é possível notar alguns elementos que serão repensados e refinados nos próximos anos. arte de (?) Viana –  http://facebook.com/pontovianna/ [Elegant Elephant: EE016] elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/pt/ee016/ --- " Anthology '10: Learning To House " represents the first...
Topics: Brazil, electronic, house, techno, duo, queer, gay, couple, legacy, alternative, independent
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There was a boy who didn't know how to read music scores. He wanted to compose and write songs. When the spirit of DIY hit him deeply, he unleashed himself from the fear of singing and started to believe in his voice. He was still naïve and so young but he urged to express himself using poetry and music. He wrote songs enough to make an album but the machine he loved had a problem and he lost a lot of work. Time passed and the boy is now ready for everybody to listen to the words of what...
Topics: electronic, indie, experimental, netlabels, brasil, brazil
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by Cairo Braga
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the beginning of a new cycle; ['Nature Boy' written by Eden Ahbez] -release page-
Topics: electronic, indie, experimental, netlabels, brasil, brazil
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by Phillip Gross
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Freshly squeezed and bitter-sweet lemon juice, mixed with some clear mineral water and brown cane sugar. The simplest ingredients are always the best. But woe when there was a slime lemon. this release is part of Netlabel Day 2017, go to  netlabelday.com  to listen and download from more than 100 free digital music releases. [Elegant Elephant: EE028] http://elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/en/ee028
Topics: electronic, synthpop, instrumental, netlabel day, Germany, Spain, pop
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by nwonknυ
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Is originality possible today? It's likely we've seen everything already, heard anything already, felt anything already. Our oversaturated world brings to us loss of new feelings, loss of feeling being alive. We're in desperate impulse trying to experience more, we want more, we want what is beyond the limits of existence. It doesn't help we've got so few time to try something we want. We're busy, we're restricted, we are not doing what we truly want. It's likely we've seen everything...
Topics: electronic, music, netlabel, Russia, witch house, dubstep, darkwave, idm, elegant elephant
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by Cairo Braga
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I turned 25 on 30/09/2015 while curing myself from a strong bacterial pharyngitis. the day before I was supposed to show up for my first vocal audition, to become a member of the Coral Livre da Cidade de São Paulo (São Paulo City Free Choir). the pharyngitis kept me from going. it was a bitter and sad birthday. “ Sadness is a Blessing ” was the song I chose to sing at my audition that never was. all vocals here were recorded in one take, just like an audition. all feelings here are being...
Topics: cover, electronic, pop, sythpop, brazil, elegantelephant, cairobraga, brasil, alternative, indie
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by nwonknυ
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Limerence and self-preservation are the only things still preventing me from ending this all. I don't belong here. I don't want to be here. Space is the place for me. Eternity awaits. I will go there sometime. Someday. this release is part of Netlabel Day 2018, a celebration of free digital music. check out all the releases on  www.netlabelday.com   [Elegant Elephant: EE038]  elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/en/ee038/  
Topics: electronic, music, netlabel, Russia, witch house, dubstep, darkwave, idm, elegant elephant,...
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by Cairo Braga
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the data we generated until now will be used to predict and change our future, will be used to make our fate. this release is part of Netlabel Day 2018, a celebration of free digital music. check out all the releases on www.netlabelday.com  [Elegant Elephant: EE040] http://elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/en/ee040-2/
Topics: electronic, indie, netlabel day, alternative, indie pop, singer-songwriter, Brazil, São Paulo,...
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10 years ago, 3 best friends got together to make unpretentious fun pop music, marking their transition from teens to young adults. to celebrate, we're re-releasing our first maxi-single, remastered and featuring previously unreleased bonus versions.  with lots of love to your kokoro!  Cairo, Lary & Vick.  (soon our lost and never released first EP will see the light of day, stay tuned...)  this release is part of Netlabel Day 2018, a celebration of free digital music. check out all the...
Topics: pop, electronic, indie, netlabel day, alternative, indie pop, Brazil, São Paulo, queer, lgbt,...
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by N3rgul
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(((THRΘNΣ ΘF HΣLL))) is meant to be a transgressive exploration of some of the more sinister aspects of existence. The album is largely instrumental, with industrial, trip hop, and witch house influences. Each song has its own approach to blending the styles in an eclectic and schizophrenic mix. This EP is N3rgul's first release after relocating to the Republic of Korea and, like most witch house, the songs use skewed and custom ƑΘИ†§ to keep things on the down-low to a select...
Topics: electronic, chaos, experimental, glitch, dnb, drum'n'bass, elegant elephant, sample-based, witch...
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by N3rgul
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Rave Leviathan  explores occult themes and its cornerstone is the witch-house movement. It's darker, oozier, and meant to convey a theme of nihilism overall. Pieces of it move from slow depression heavy themes into fast paced and aggressive riffs. It is an overall movement in music dedicated towards keeping up the aesthetic and noise of those who seek music away form normalcy and with a bit of an obsession with the occult. As always, within the transgressive. [Elegant Elephant: EE024]...
Topics: electronic, chaos, experimental, glitch, dnb, drum'n'bass, elegant elephant, sample-based, witch...
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by Cairo Braga
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my apocalyptic visions are about me or about the world around me?  this release is part of Netlabel Day 2018, a celebration of free digital music. check out all the releases on  www.netlabelday.com [Elegant Elephant: EE039]  elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/en/ee039-2/  
Topics: pop, house, electronic, indie, netlabel day, alternative, indie pop, singer-songwriter, Brazil,...
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There was a boy who wanted to share his mind with the world. Music became his language and tool as he grew up. He’s still learning and evolving but he wants to show everybody that, despite the technical naivety, there is something truly good and valid in the sounds he created during those years he lived in BeachTown. all tracks written and produced by Cairo Braga in Mongaguá, 2005-2007; track 4: vocals by Tamires Mucedola and Heidy Werthmüller; photography by Heidy Werthmüller in...
Topics: electronic, indie, experimental, netlabels, brasil, brazil
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Momento onde J4ck Sh4rk aplica as experiências das pistas numa leva de remixes que mostram o caminho central que iria se seguir durante os próximos anos: house music.  arte de (?) Viana –  facebook.com/pontovianna/   [Elegant Elephant: EE020]  elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/pt/ee020   ---  The moment when J4ck Sh4rk applies the dancefloor experiences in an array of remixes that show the main path for the following years: house music.  artwork by (?) Viana – ...
Topics: Brazil, electronic, house, techno, duo, queer, gay, couple, legacy, alternative, independent,...
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2011 mostra a busca por novos sons. Procurando aumentar os limites do que era utilizado como música, é possível ver a busca pelo próprio som.  [Elegant Elephant: EE022]  elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/pt/ee022   ---  2011 shows the search for new sounds. Seeking to increase the limits of what was used as music, it's possible to perceive the quest for a sound of their own.  [Elegant Elephant: EE022]  elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/en/ee022-2 all tracks produced by João Alexandre...
Topics: electronic, house, Brazil, brazilian, indie, indietronic, São Paulo, netlabel, independent,...
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after her first attempt at an album-a-day in late 2016, Cairo Braga decided to revisit it and derive material from it, leading with an english version of the title track and following with a mashup and a bunch of instrumental mixes. what does it mean to derive art from crap art? let's find out! this release is part of Netlabel Day 2017, go to netlabelday.com to listen and download from more than 100 free digital music releases. [Elegant Elephant: EE025]...
Topics: electronic, indie, remix, version, netlabel day, alternative, experimental, pop, indie pop,...
Elegant Elephant
by SMAV
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depois de um hiato de 3 anos, o duo de covers SMAV volta pra lançar sua 3a. e última cover no seu 1o. e único EP. são 13min de música feita em casa, com favoritas pessoais e um mashup bônus. mas não há o que temer: Rodrigo Socialmedia e Cairo Audiovisual continuam fazendo música nova, juntos e separados, como Mildmilk e Cairo Braga. um brinde daqui pro futuro! RIP SMAV. [Elegant Elephant: EE019] http://elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/pt/ee019 --- after a 3-year hiatus, the cover version...
Topics: music, indie, cover, Brazil, rock, electronic, homemade, alternative, Brasil, home studio
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Pedro spent his last years looking to the other side of the Pênsil Bridge. Zuza is his son and grandfather to Vitor. The Bridge is closed for repairs. This is the original music of the short documentary film "Onde Os Caminhos Estão Suspensos" ("Interrupted Pathways"), directed by Vitor Vilaverde.
Topics: soundtrack, documentary, shortfilm, brazil, electronic, ambient, mellotron
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J4ck Sh4rk abre as asas e mostra a gama de sons que lhe interessa. Faixas que mostram o peso, como em "Longest Road" e "Blind" e outras a elegância e a sutileza, como "Preta Pretinha" e "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough". 2011 foi o máximo da expansão e da exploração sonora.  [Elegant Elephant: EE023]  elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/pt/ee023 ---  J4ck Sh4rk open their wings and display the array of sounds that interests them. Tracks that show...
Topics: house, electronic, techno, remix, remixes, compilation, anthology, Brazil, alternative, indie,...
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by J4ck Sh4rk
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[Elegant Elephant: EE032]  elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/pt/ee032/   elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/en/ee032-2/
Topics: electronic, house, duo, techno, anthology, Brazil, independent, netlabel day, São Paulo, queer,...
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Now reaping in what they have been sowing in the previous years, a selection of tracks that shows their work in the studio. Like "Die" and "Longitude", tracks that show love for disco and house. this release is part of Netlabel Day 2017, go to  netlabelday.com  to listen and download from more than 100 free digital music releases. [Elegant Elephant: EE026] http://elegantelephant.cairobraga.com/en/ee026-2
Topics: electronic, house, duo, techno, anthology, Brazil, independent, netlabel day, São Paulo, queer,...